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folob May 22, 2012 11:02 PM

The 12-50, as a macro lens...
 
Hi,

Last week-end I was able to play a bit with the Macro mode of the mZuiko 12-50 and the OM-D.

There is two shots and a cropping of each of them (this is the only post-processing I did). Without even trying hard, I found it not too bad at all ! What do you think?

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/...ob-d50w52h.jpg

and cropped:

http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/...ob-d50w57b.jpg

http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/...ob-d50w6gf.jpg

and cropped:

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/...ob-d50w6lf.jpg

Gilles

Tullio May 23, 2012 9:02 AM

Very sharp images. Lots of details.

James Emory May 23, 2012 10:16 AM

Sharp but with a very narrow DOF. Nice color saturation.

Tullio May 23, 2012 3:01 PM

I think just about any macro lens will produce very shallow DoF. The Zuiko 35mm produces extremely shallow DoF at 1:1 magnification. You pretty much only get one tiny spot on focus.

ramcewan May 23, 2012 4:42 PM

Very nice shots and color. The 12-50 with the built in macro mode is a compelling lens especially at thd bundle price offered with the omd, too bad it isn't just a little faster

WCKSer May 23, 2012 7:17 PM

Very sharp images! How closed can you get with this lens?

folob May 23, 2012 9:25 PM

Hi,

I didn't do any extensive tests with it but in the case I was about 2 to 3 inches from the flower.

WCKSer May 24, 2012 12:30 AM

This is one good lens!

drew881 May 24, 2012 12:49 AM

Here is a review with tons of shots of the 12-50 in Macro mode.

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2011/1...63-review.html

On another note, the Om-D is ridiculously backordered if you want to get the body only, but some stores seem to be getting in a bunch of kits with this lens...300 bucks more of course, but you can get it sooner than later.

James Emory May 24, 2012 7:15 AM

That's pretty close. I believe the 35mm macro is only capable of 6 inches minimum distance from subject.
Quote:

Originally Posted by folob (Post 1302871)
Hi,

I didn't do any extensive tests with it but in the case I was about 2 to 3 inches from the flower.



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